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Farmers invited to a free wellbeing and mental health support webinar

Heart of the South West Trading Standards Service commissioned by Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay councils is holding the next in a series of webinars to promote Mental Health and … Continue reading

Avian Influenza Prevention Zone declared across Great Britain

Bird flu – Latest situation: Avian influenza prevention zone declared across Great Britain Poultry keepers must take action now to protect their flocks from bird flu this winter. From 5pm … Continue reading

Trading Standards wins national award for supporting farmers during pandemic

Trading Standards has been nationally acclaimed for a ground-breaking project which focuses on farmers’ mental health and strengthens links with rural communities. The Heart of the South West Trading Standards … Continue reading

Book now for free farmers’ wellbeing webinar

Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards is holding a webinar to promote wellbeing in the farming community on Thursday 22 July. The pandemic and Brexit have put huge pressure … Continue reading

Made in Devon will be at Devon County Show this year

Our Made in Devon team will be at Devon County Show on 2-4 July, with a stand in the Devon County Council area of the showground. We will be promoting … Continue reading

Farmer who caused lamb ‘unnecessary suffering’ given two year livestock ban

A North Devon farmer who pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to a lamb has been banned from keeping cattle and sheep for two years. Andrew Conibear, 57, of Knapp … Continue reading

Rural mental health support – Trading Standards receive special training and farmers support seminar on offer

A team of officers from Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards are receiving mental health ‘first aid’ training to improve the support they can offer rural businesses and farmers.  The … Continue reading

Woman fined after breaching animal ban

A North Devon woman who was caught tending livestock despite being banned has been ordered to pay £1,380 in compensation, fines and costs. Bridget Barrell, 64, of Chittlehampton, admitted three … Continue reading

Avian influenza (bird flu)

Highly Pathogenic Avian influenza H5N8 was confirmed in backyard poultry at a premises near Exmouth, East Devon. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been declared around the … Continue reading

Avian influenza (bird flu) national prevention zone declared

An Avian Influenza Prevention Zone has been declared across England, Scotland and Wales. Read the Government press release at GOV.UK – Avian influenza (bird flu) national prevention zone declared. 


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